The Complete Illustrated Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Fossils of the World

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Fossils of the World

A Comprehensive Reference Guide to Over 700 Minerals, Rocks, and Plant and Animal Fossils From Around the Globe and How to Identify Them, With Over 2000 Photographs and Illustrations

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Baker & Taylor
Profiles rocks, minerals, and plant and animal fossils, with in-depth descriptions of their qualities and properties, an introduction to how rocks and fossils form, and how they are classified.

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Rocks, minerals and fossils have a timeless fascination. This book's major feature is its two extensive visual directories - one on rocks and minerals and one on fossils - containing over 800 in-depth specimen profiles. Each profile features a superb color photograph for easy identification. Handy information boxes give facts and figures such as type and location, and detailed artworks and reconstructions show the structure-type of rocks, and how each fossil originally looked.

Blackwell Publishing
A comprehensive reference guide to over 700 minerals, rocks, and plant and animal fossials from around the globe and how to identify them, with over 2000 photographs and illustrations

An exciting and authoritative family encyclopedia on the Earth's most precious and intriguing natural resources, and essential reading for any amateur geologist or palaeontologist

Fascinating introductions to each directory reveal how rocks and fossils form, the habitats and sites where they are found, how they are classified, and what they tell us about the natural world

Extensive illustrated directories feature profiles of over 700 rocks, minerals, and plant and animal fossils, with in-depth descriptions of their qualities and properties, and handy at-a-glance specification fact files

With more than 800 explanatory artworks, including detailed evolutionary timescales, structural diagrams of the rocks and minerals, and reconstruction illustrations to show what the fossilized plant or animal may have looked like

Detailed advice on safe extraction, home-testing techniques, cleaning without damage and how to display the specimens - all you need to build an impressive and attractive collection

Rocks, minerals and fossils have a timeless fascination. Endlessly interesting and beautiful to look at, they also offer up all kinds of information about the origins and evolution of our planet. Rocks and minerals reveal the great earth shifts that have formed the globe's mighty mountains and vast oceans. Fossils - plant and animal remains preserved in rock - give clues to the development of the diverse life forms that have flourished on Earth over millions of years, from simple mosses and giant dinosaurs to human beings.

This informative, highly illustrated book is a complete reference source for anyone interested in the earth sciences. Each section of the book starts with an introduction explaining how the phenomena have formed and their major defining characteristics, the habitats in which they are typically found and where the best examples are located around the world.

How-to techniques for the amateur geologist and palaeontologist show how to extract samples safely, and how to identify, date and classify them. There are step-by-step instructions on simple home-testing methods to gauge rock and mineral color, hardness, cleavage, luster, tenacity and transparency. Also included is practical guidance on the best ways to clean, preserve and then display the specimens to build a superb collection of your own.

The book's major feature is its two extensive visual directories - one on rocks and minerals and one on fossils - containing over 700 in-depth specimen profiles. Each profile features a superb color photograph for easy identification. Handy information boxes give facts and figures such as type and location, and detailed diagrams and reconstructions show the structure-type of rocks, and how each fossil originally looked.

With more than 1200 color photographs and over 800 illustrations, this impressive work provides all the facts any reader needs to know about these hugely absorbing subjects.

Publisher: London : Lorenz Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780754817369
0754817369
Branch Call Number: 552 Far
Characteristics: 512 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
Additional Contributors: Parker, Steve 1952-

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